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Stillwater Elementary School on Lock Down this Morning
Shelter-in-Place procedures were implemented earlier this morning at Sangre Elementary School in Stillwater. An upset father intentionally circumvented school check-in protocol and entered the school without proper authorization.

Volunteers Still Needed for Feed My Starving Children Cushing MobilPack Event
Organizers of the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Cushing MobilPack event are still in need of of volunteers. This is the second year for volunteers to come together in Cushing and pack special meals to be shipped to starving children across the world.

Driver in Fatal OSU Homecoming Parade Crash is Psychotic, Defense Maintains
A 25 year-old Stillwater woman who crashed her car into a crowd of people watching the OSU Homecoming parade killing four and injuring 46 others  has been evaluated in jail by a psychologist who found she is “acutely psychotic and in need of immediate psychiatric treatment,” according to a defense motion filed Wednesday for a court-ordered mental competency determination.

SPD Responds to Shooting
On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 7:35 p.m., Stillwater Police responded to a citizens report of gun shots heard at the Cedar Oaks apartment complex located at 4100 W. 19th Ave.  Upon arrival officers located the victim, 20 year old Darian Jamal Cyphers, who had multiple gunshot wounds.  Cyphers was taken to Stillwater Medical Center for initial treatment. The victim is in stable condition. Cyphers is not a resident of Cedar Oaks and is believed to be a Perkins, OK resident.  He is not an Oklahoma State University student and has no affiliation with OSU.

Stillwater Police Will Raffle A One-Of-A-Kind Painting to Raise Money For Victims Of Oct. 24 Tragedy
When police officers are called to the scene, they do what needs to be done.  But later, when reflecting on the scope of the Oct. 24 tragedy, Stillwater police officers realized they wanted to do more.  “These guys are doers,” said Lt. Dale Higgins. “You put them in a room, and they immediately began to execute a plan for an idea that has barely formed.”  The officers wanted to raise funds for the victims’ families. But what? 

OSU, Stillwater Remember Victims of Tragedy in Community Memorial Service
In a reflection of the unity of Stillwater and Oklahoma State University, the community gathered Tuesday in Gallagher-Iba Arena on the OSU campus to honor lives lost and lives saved in the Oct. 24 tragedy.

Survivors Invited to Stillwater Community-Wide Memorial
The City of Stillwater and Oklahoma State University are reaching out to survivors of the Oct. 24 parade tragedy to make sure they know they are invited to the community-wide memorial scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 3 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Sheerar Museum, OSU Library, OKC Memorial to Begin Preserving Parade Memorial Items Thursday
Area residents are showing their respects for those hurt at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade by placing cards, flowers and stuffed animals at the corner of Hall of Fame Avenue and Main Street.  

Half-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Could help Fund Improvement Projects
After meeting with residents at the first public meetings for the Half-Cent Transportation Sales Tax election, the City of Stillwater received questions about what transportation projects will be funded should the public vote to continue the sales tax Tuesday, Nov. 10.

U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY Oklahoma Texting and Driving Law
November 1st (2015), House Bill 1965, the Trooper Nicholas Dees and Trooper Keith Burch Act, will go into effect.  U Drive. U Text. U Pay addresses texting and driving.

Governor Mary Fallin Names Payne County Sheriff R.B. Hauf to OSBI Commission
Governor Mary Fallin today announced she has appointed Payne County Sheriff R.B. Hauf to serve on the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Commission.

Oklahoma Prepares for Increasing Fire Danger
Fire conditions and drought are intensifying across the lower half of Oklahoma. Officials from Oklahoma Forestry Services report that the number of wildfires across the state and the region are increasing and urge the public to be very careful with outdoor activities that might spark a blaze.  

Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is this Saturday, Oct. 17
The City of Stillwater wants to remind residents to start gathering items to dispose at this Saturday’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.

Mummy & Son Dance is this Friday, Oct. 16
It’s time for moms and their sons to get ready for a night of dancing and fun at this Friday’s Third Annual Mummy and Son Dance.

Stillwater Fire Staff Color Hair Pink for Breast Cancer Support, Awareness
Though October is still about a week away, the Stillwater Fire Department is showing its support for Breast Cancer Awareness month early because the disease hits close to home.

Deathtrap Opens Oct. 1
This delightful thriller, written by Ira Levin, who also penned “Rosemary's Baby” and “The Boys from Brazil,” offers laughs, chills, and plot twists that will keep the audience on the edge of its seat.

Stillwater Man Arrested for Two Felony Embezzlement of Cattle Charges
A Stillwater, Okla. man, who owns Perkins Livestock Sales, was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felony charges of embezzlement of livestock.  

Volunteer Your Time to Change a Childs Life
CASA for Kids, now serving Payne and Logan Counties, is actively recruiting volunteers for October in-service training.

City Will Hold Storm Debris Cleanup Days
The City of Stillwater will hold storm debris cleanup days to help residents affected by the Sept. 11 thunderstorms.

City Reminds FEMA Safe Room Grant Recipients About Program Requirements
The City of Stillwater wants to remind residents who are recipients of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Safe Room Grant program awarded in February 2015 that their safe room must be installed and accompanying paperwork must be completed and turned in by Dec. 31, 2015.

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